Financial Times: SUN: Software group challenges Microsoft

“Sun Microsystems is to offer word processing, spreadsheets and
other popular office software as a free internet service, in a bid
to change radically the way these products are distributed and

“The move, which the computer and software company will announce
in New York today, could constitute a serious challenge to

“It may also signal a rapid restructuring of the entire
software industry.”

“”Sun is shaking up the [software] industry by offering a
comparable office suite to Microsoft Office for free…”

“Sun said it would work with internet service providers and
others over the next few months to transform Star Office into a set
of web-hosted services.”